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Maple Resource Center

Welcome to the SUNY Empire Maple Resource Center. The purpose of this guide is to help you learn how to use Maple for your course work. The Maplesoft website and the Maple Portal installed with your Maple software on your computer contain much

Plot expressions, functions

We quite often deal with polynomial expressions and functions, so Maple makes it fairly easy to plot these.  Here are several examples showing how to make graphs of polynomials.  However, these same techniques may also be used to plot logarithmic and trigonometric functions.

Plot multiple expressions in one graph (using context menu or command)>>  Multiple expressions

Plot function using plot command (and set view size)>>  Plot a function

You can plot from the context menu, which provides the default settings and a simple graph.  You may also wish to define axis view, provide a title, set line type and color, etc.  The Plot Builder is one of the choices under the context menu Plots, and allows you to set options and preview your plot.  Here is an example of a plot using the Plot Builder>>  Plot Builder


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Multiple Expressions

Image of Multiple Expressionf Plotted Together

Plot a Function

Image of how to plot a function

Plot Builder

Image of an example using plot builder to graph multiple expressions